Kills the biting chill.

Shivering uncontrollably is a great way to spoil an otherwise enjoyable camping trip, hiking adventure, or climbing excursions, so protect yourself from heat-robbing breezes, chilly temperatures, and passing showers with The North Face Men's Apex Bionic 2 Softshell Jacket. This protective softshell features The North Face's WindWall fleece construction for wind and water-resistance, as well as optimum breathability for active pursuits. And, to seal out chilly air, the drawcord hem keeps breezes from stealing precious body heat

The Apex's relaxed fit lets you move unhindered without being overly loose for casual use. Secure, zippered pockets allow you keep trail accessories and daily items handy when you're embarking on outdoor adventures or commuting in rapidly changing conditions.

  • Softshell for cool-weather hikes, climbing, and daily wear
  • WindWall fleece construction ensures wind and water-resistance
  • Zippered pockets accommodate essentials
  • Drawcord hem keeps chilly air out
  • Relaxed fit promotes freedom of movement
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Fit is all wrong

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Large

The arm length on this jacket is just ridiculous it's not proportionate at all. You end up with a bunch of extra material going past your hands. For this reason I avoid using this jacket.

Clark Kent AND Superman

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

This jacket is semi-structured and warm enough as a cold weather wind breaker and the deep black also works well as a business casual option with a nice dress shirt. Elegance is in the simplicity. Would I have preferred traditional embroidered NF logos? Sure. But the heat applied logos look slick and are very durable. Size-wise, my Patagonias typically run a little tight and my Columbias fit just right, but this sturdily constructed North Face in the same size is quickly becoming my grab and go favorite. If you're on the fence, jump off and buy one. You're welcome.

Good quality

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

Great quality and comfort. Backcountry had super quick shipping and the sizing was right on point.

Must buy!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: S

One of the best jackets that I have purchased till date. Looks fashionable and can be worn in casual as well as professional environment. Just be careful with the size chart, runs true to size. Good protection and enough for little more than spring weather.

Love it!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

So far no cons at all. Great fit and very comfortable. Haven’t worn it in temps below 45 yet but looking forward to giving it a go

Quality, Stylish, and Functional

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

First let me say the customer service was EXCEPTIONAL! And I received FREE 2 day shipping! This coat is great! Purchased because I love the look and fit. Also Northface makes a solid quality products. My old NF coat is 10+ years old and looks brand new still. I am 5-7, 180lbs medium build and size M fits great. I'm going to use this coat for more of a Spring/Fall jacket so I wear a T-shirt underneath. If I were to wear a sweatshirt underneath it would be too snug as this jacket is tailored for a fitted look.

Boyfriend loves it!

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Extra Large

Bought as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend and it’s the perfect jacket! He’s able to layer it with a sweatshirt underneath for colder temperatures which is great. Runs pretty true to size! Fast shipping as well which was much appreciated.

Best every day jacket!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

As soon as I tried this jacket on it was perfect. Just enough stretch to move in. I got the asphalt (medium to dark grey). The only (minor) problem is, the logos are in a rubber not embroidered on. Over all great jacket. I wear it almost everyday. Depending on the weather.

Great

    Used as my shell jacket underneath my snowboarding jacket & cold weather jacket.
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    Already my go to jacket!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    I have 3 North Face jackets and this one is my 1st go to! The fit and features make it perfect. Just wish the logo was embroidered not rubber. I am 5' 10" 170 LBS. I wear a 17 to 18 neck dress shirt. I got this in a large. Just enough room to layer a sweater.

    Nice Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I really like this jacket for lighter weather. Seems to hold up well and does the job.

    Logo

    • Fit: True to size

    Love the jacket, I have 5 different color jacket. Not happy with the rubber logo. Rubber logo vs the embroidered logo. Need to go back to the embroidered logo for the money that the jacket cost...

    Good jacket!

      This is a stylish and comfortable jacket, but on my trip to Alaska, I was hoping it would cut the wind a little bit better.

      Excellent Shell Jacket

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      Used as my shell jacket underneath my snowboarding jacket & cold weather jacket. Does not under perform, great look and style. Find the color you want, and you'll look great anytime you wear this while feeling the warmth and comfort you need.

      Thanks for the great review Broderick!

      Decent Fall/ Spring Jacket

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Small

      Pretty solid coat that is excellent for mild to moderate cold. I would not suggest it for any harsh winter weather, but it is good at repelling wind, and somewhat capable of repelling water.
      The fit is fairly true to size.

      Durable, Wind-stopping Power

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large

      I was looking for a jacket for use at work in a dry and rocky area. I did some homework and came on the Apex Bionic 2 Jacket. I'm glad I listened to the fine folks of the internet because I scored big time with this purchase.

      The jacket runs true to size (perfect arm length), his good shoulder dexterity, a decent lining that breathes, and most importantly: is durable. I wore this thing through a winter in the high desert and it was ideal. I've had no issues with abrasion climbing on rocks or moving under load on shorter hikes.

      Obviously not a good choice for long distance movement as it is heavy and doesn't pack well, and probably not the best for hardcore alpine ascents in wet/ below freezing conditions, but for short, semi-technical movements, it's perfect.

      After 6 months of use, I can say it is no worse for wear. Use some Nickwax and it retains a decent amount of water resistance. Not a huge fan of the sleeve cuff velcro fasteners, but they work well enough in warm weather. I'm assuming it was considered in the design of the jacket, so no points off.

      Overall -
      *4/5 as an all around jacket
      * 5/5 for serious outdoor enthusiasts who need a durable wind-stopper for short term pursuits.

      Totally agree, Brian! This jacket is awesome - glad you love it too!

      Great Jacket

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      This is a really good jacket for someone that works in an environment where they are needing a light jacket that can even be worn in a business environment. I got the black on black and it looks good when I have to wear it to the office.

      Unanswered Question

      I'm able to wash the Apex Bionic 2 Softshell Jacket like if I would be washing any other jacket?

      great jacket

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: True to size

      I purchased this jacket and another one just like it for my husband and son for Christmas. Different sizes and colors, or course, so they wouldn't get them mixed up. They both love them and wear them quite often.